“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Blanc-Sablon in Côte-Nord, Quebec — French Canadian Region



Blanc-Sablon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2014
1. Blanc-Sablon Marker
Inscription. English:
For nearly nine thousand years, Aboriginal peoples have been drawn to Blanc-Sablon's abundant shoreline resources. Research conducted on more than sixty archaeological sites along the western bank of the Blanc-Sablon River reveals settlement and subsistence patterns that gradually changed over time. The quantity and diversity of the wildlife remains found here testify to the importance of coastal resources, particularly seals, to the diet of the area's inhabitants. A rich trove of archaeological evidence, Blanc-Sablon serves as a witness to the evolution of Aboriginal societies on the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula.

Pendant près de neuf mille ans, les abondantes ressources du littoral de Blanc-Sablon ont attiré des groupes autochtones. Des recherches effectuées sur plus de 60 sites archéologiques, situés sur la rive ouest de la rivière Blanc-Sablon, révèlent des modes d'établissement et de subsistance qui ont changé graduellement. La quantité et la diversité des restes fauniques démontrent l'importance qu'occupaient les ressources côtières, tout particulièrement le phoque, dans l'alimentation des habitants de la région. Ces richesses archéologiques font de Blanc-Sablon un témoin de l'évolution des sociétés autochtones de la péninsule du Québec-Labrador.

Blanc-Sablon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2014
2. Blanc-Sablon Marker
or Montagnais:
The left side of the marker has the Blanc-Sablon text in Innu-aimun. If you are interested, click on the marker image to enlarge it and read the text.

Location. 51° 25.714′ N, 57° 8.765′ W. Marker is near Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, in Côte-Nord. Marker is on Boulevard Docteur-Camille-Marcoux, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1554 Boulevard Docteur-Camille-Marcoux, Blanc-Sablon, Quebec G0G 1C0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Blanc-Sablon National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker).
More about this marker. This marker is on the southwest side of the bridge over the Blanc-Sablon river.
Also see . . .  Land of First Contact: The Story of North America's Northern Gateway. Blanc Sablon is located at the coastal border of Quebec and Labrador. It has a history far older then its Old French name, which describes the white sandy beach of its shoreline. Along the banks of the Blanc Sablon River are the remnants of aboriginal sites dating back 8000 years. They are now a National Historic Site as one of the earliest human habitations in the region. (Submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Blanc-Sablon National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2014
3. Blanc-Sablon National Historic Site
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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